Kim, Youngki


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Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, U-M Dearborn


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Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. degree (2014) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where his thesis focused on control and estimation of lithium-ion battery systems and hybrid electric vehicles. He received B.S. (2001) and M.S. (2003) degrees in the mechanical engineering from the Seoul National University, South Korea. Prior to joining the U-M Dearborn, he was a research engineer at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) Ann Arbor Technical Center, where he worked on vehicle modeling and control algorithm development for advanced powertrains and autonomous vehicles. From 2003 to 2008, he worked at Hyundai-Kia Motor Company on topics including design and calibration of powertrains such as internal combustion engines and automatic transmissions for improved sound quality. Dr. Kim received the SAE Russell S. Springer award for an outstanding technical paper in 2019. He has published 21 articles in archival journals and 27 papers in refereed conference proceedings and holds 4 patents. His research includes modeling, simulation, optimization and control of dynamic systems in automotive, energy and transportation applications. His current research projects are focused on energy-efficient operation of electrified vehicles, smart cruise control of light-duty vehicles, modeling and control of vehicle thermal management systems, modeling and estimation of all-solid-state battery systems, and data-driven approaches to diagnosis and prognosis for degradation of lithium-ion battery systems.